A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of eastern Carolina except Carteret, Onslow, and Duplin counties from 6pm Thursday through 4am Friday. Light freezing rain and sleet will be possible.
A former North Carolina lottery commissioner is guilty of fraud. That's the ruling Thursday from a federal jury in Raleigh, which heard evidence that Kevin Geddings hid his business ties to a lottery company when he joined the commission last year. The jury deliberated more than six hours Thursday before convicting Geddings of five counts of mail fraud. He was cleared of one count of wire fraud. He faces up to 20 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines for each count.